Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It

By David M. Ewalt

A desirable and private examine Dungeons & Dragons that "tracks D&D's turbulent upward push, fall, and survival, from its heyday within the 1980s...to the twenty-first century" (The Wall highway Journal).

Even if you have by no means performed Dungeons & Dragons, you most likely comprehend somebody who has: the sport has had a profound impression on our tradition, and 2014 marks the exciting role-playing phenomenon's fortieth anniversary. published a long time prior to the web and social media, Dungeons & Dragons encouraged one of many unique nerd subcultures and continues to be respected via greater than 30 million enthusiasts. Now, the authoritative heritage and magic of the sport are printed by means of an award-winning journalist and lifetime D&D player.

In Of cube and males, David Ewalt describes the improvement of Dungeons & Dragons from the game's origins at the battlefields of old Europe during the hysteria that associated it to satanic rituals and teenage suicides to its apotheosis as father of the fashionable video-game undefined. As he chronicles the unbelievable heritage of the game's origins (a historical past principally unknown even to hardcore avid gamers) and examines D&D's lasting influence, Ewalt weaves laser-sharp way of life research together with his personal present-day gaming stories, "writing concerning the international of delusion role-playing junkies with intelligence, dexterity, or even knowledge" (Ken Jennings). an attractive mixture of heritage, journalism, narrative, and memoir, Of cube and Men sheds gentle on America's most well liked (and commonly misunderstood) kind of collaborative leisure.

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Elminster Must Die (Forgotten Realms: The Sage of Shadowdale, Book 1)

By Ed Greenwood

Whilst the goddess of magic was once murdered, Elminster’s global shattered. as soon as the main robust wizard on the earth, immortal, cherished of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he's now a drained previous guy. he's strong yet mortal, and with all of the enemies a guy who makes a behavior of saving the realm has a tendency to acquire. To make concerns worse, Elminster has needs—feeding strong magic goods to the Simbul, his lover, is the one factor that retains her sane—but their more and more dicy assortment leads his enemies correct to him.

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The Crystal Shard: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 4 (Forgotten Realms)

By R.A. Salvatore

The fourth in a chain of most popular hardcover versions of Salvatore’s vintage darkish elf tales.

This iteration of the vintage R.A. Salvatore novel keeps the vintage story of Salvatore’s signature darkish elf personality Drizzt Do’Urden™. even though this was once the 1st identify truly released approximately Drizzt, it has now been put in its right chronological order as fourth within the sequence. each one name within the Legend of Drizzt sequence showcases the vintage darkish elf novels in new, deluxe hardcover versions. each one identify will characteristic all new hide paintings and new introductions written via those that became acquainted with Salvatore and Drizzt through the years.

AUTHOR BIO: R.A. Salvatore was once born in Massachusetts in 1959 and nonetheless makes his domestic there. He has released various Forgotten nation-states novels with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., such a lot of that have been New York Times best-sellers. he's often referred to as the best-selling writer of the Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones novelization from Del Rey.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Maiden of Pain (Forgotten Realms: The Priests, Book 3)

By Kameron Franklin

Fourth in a brand new sequence of standalone adventures in regards to the clerics of the Forgotten nation-states global.

Maiden of ache is the fourth identify in a brand new Forgotten geographical regions novel sequence focusing in particular on monks, the preferred D&D® video game iconic category sometimes called clerics. every one identify will chronicle clergymen unswerving to another deity within the Forgotten Realms
pantheon. just like the previous sequence The Rogues, every one novel within the monks series
is written as a stand-alone event, permitting new readers a simple access element into the Forgotten geographical regions world.

AUTHOR BIO: KAMERON FRANKLIN was once picked to write down this novel because of an open demand proposals that led to 500 submissions. Franklin’s was resolute to be the easiest submission, and he was once provided a freelance for the radical. this is often his first novel.

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Designers & Dragons

By Shannon Appelcline

Compiled over a long time from 1000s of interviews and study initiatives, this publication is a heritage of the roleplaying online game undefined, and types the main whole checklist of the entire video games, businesses and gifted participants that experience propelled roleplaying video games to the place they're this present day. instead of being an easy, linear heritage, this publication takes a different point of view at the roleplaying undefined. Reflecting that it's the production of hundreds of thousands of proficient contributors and ratings of gifted businesses, this e-book in its place devotes person sections to describing the histories and items of just about 60 various businesses that experience released roleplaying video games from 1974 to the current day. the firms are specified by a chronology in keeping with whilst each one started publishing within the roleplaying box. Designers & Dragons is available in a high quality black leather-based end, making sure its collectibility for years yet to come.

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Evermeet: Island of Elves (Forgotten Realms)

By Elaine Cunningham

Serene, appealing, inviolate.

Rich in magic and treasure, to those that listen of its legends it's the final paradise. To the beleagured elves of Toril it's the final shelter. yet to many it's the final prize.

At the guts of its tale is Amlaruil, Queen of All Elves. whilst Evermeet comes below great, devastating assault, her sacrifice holds the final wish of saving the elven homeland.

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Stardeep: The Dungeons

By Bruce R. Cordell

The deeper you move, the extra harmful it will get! discover the Dungeons!

All Kiril Duskmourn does is administered away--from guilt, from her prior, and from her duties. yet she cannot run any further. She misplaced every thing preventing the Traitor from loosing his unholy revolution, and now the bindings on his mobile are weakening. She by myself holds the most important to his unencumber or extra imprisonment. yet does she nonetheless have the self-control and arm to make the proper selection?

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Forsaken House: The Last Mythal, Book I

By Richard Baker

Half-demon, half-elf monsters infest the glades of the excessive wooded area, the mountains round Evereska, and the very halls of Evermeet itself. They declare a birthright that was once taken from them see you later in the past even the elves who imprisoned them forgot they existed. For millennia the daemonfey military deliberate, grew, and waited.

Until now...

House Dlardrageth is an old cabal of demon-spawned solar elves who burn for vengeance opposed to the elven geographical regions that defeated them lengthy ago.

Araevin is an elf mage from Evereska who discovers Dlardrageth's go back and will need to spend his sanity to defeat them.

Ten millennia of hubris, betrayal, failure, and retreat are coming to an end...

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